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Nov 23, 1999, 01:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Satya Kuner)

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"On a typical day on the busy LinuxChix mailing lists, discussions range from pizza, to health care, to tracking down and fixing a troublesome cron job that's spamming the root email account with errors."

"It's a strange mix, but a deliberate one conjured up by Deb Richardson, technical writer, webmaster, and LinuxChix founder. "I created LinuxChix because I wanted a place where I could feel comfortable discussing Linux and open source-related issues and questions," says Richardson. "I figured that I probably wasn't the only one and, happily, I was right...."

"Despite the riot grrl-style name and voluptuous cartoon logo, the LinuxChix mailing lists make an effort to be open to all genders, as long as the original purpose of the list is respected. The lists, especially the technical one, show a healthy population of men who participate harmoniously in the discussions. Darren Osadchuk, a compliance analyst, finds LinuxChix helpful "both when I've had specific questions and as a source of general information."

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